China. Photograph, 1981, from a negative by John Thomson, 1869.
- Thomson, J. 1837-1921.
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A man, clean-shaven, wearing a plumed hat and fur-trimmed outdoor costume of many layers. Seated in a corner by round-arched windows which look down on to rooftops. A table, on which is a teacup, just behind him. The same setting as in Thomson's negative numbers 653 and 654
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This is one of a collection of same-size contact prints made, in 1981, from John Thomson's original negatives. The glass negatives, made between 1868 and 1872, were purchased from Thomson by Sir Henry Wellcome in 1921 and are now in the Wellcome Institute Library
Wellcome Library no. 19551i